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Plaza San Martin, Lima
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The centerpiece of the World Heritage-listed city center, Plaza San Martin boasts monumental architecture and a central monument erected in honor of national hero Jose de San Martin. Designed to commemorate a century of Peruvian independence, the plaza features nicely presented gardens linking up various monuments with San Martin's central statue. The Baroque look of the surrounding buildings is in keeping with the Neocolonial style of the plaza itself, with grand structures cornering off the public space. Our Lima trip itinerary builder makes visiting Plaza San Martin and other Lima attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • By chance arrived at this plaza by a mistake at the stop of the Metropolitan. I don't know if because we are Argentine or for what reason but this we really liked plaza. The buildings that surround it have a special architecture and seem to have (not is almost nothing architecture) the same style. Perhaps missed more shops and attractions but if we compare it with the central square they seem two different cities.
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  • It can be the starting point or finish in the tour through the historic center of Lima. It is surrounded by beautiful buildings and has many green spaces to enjoy.
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  • Very pretty square in downtown Lima. Beautiful architecture of the buildings around the square. Going to the historic no longer visit
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  • This place is awesome 👌there is statue of a man in a horse with sword ready for battle which I imagine he did something great, besides that there is restaurants, museums such as - Museo Andres Del Castillo,regular entrance s10 half for students s 5 go there you gonna have a blast there is a room with ultraviolet light that allows you to see the minerals in a colorful glowing way, plus you will learn of Chancay's culture which practiced, fishing, tailoring, agriculture and more oh and try some sweet potatoes chips recommended, they are only s1.50 there not sold in a store usually are little stands selling them
  • One of Lima´s main squares. Lots of services around the square, including Bolivarcito an awesome bar to drink Pisco sour
  • Beautiful, crowded, feel insecure. Worth visit but I didn't feel comfortable for taking pictures.
  • Quite large square park with grass and a few trees, which is rare in Lima; excellent cheap restaurants appreciated by the local population in the streets around.
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